Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! We gathered at Mer, Pete, and Kate's house. We relaxed on the porch and enjoyed coconut mojitos. My only pic of Mom! Peeking out from behind her mojito.

Salad and grilled asparagus!

Chicken salad wraps.

And little chocolate tarts! Dad has been on a low-carb diet, and it's been an excellent challenge to come up with satisfying and delicious menus. This one was over the top! Happy Mother's Day, mom!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Happy birthday, Kayla and Derrick!

We celebrated Kayla and Derrick's birthdays with a pizza party at Stroud's Run! The weather was perfect, and we had a wonderful time relaxing by the lake. And of course, we got to enjoy one of Jon's famous chocolate cakes!

Ben and Suzie! One shoe on, one shoe off.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Happy Birthday, Dennis!

It's Dennis's birthday! Moss and Kristin hosted a burrito feast at their house. I made the famous Smitten Kitchen chocolate peanut butter cake.

Chips and guac!

Kristin and Jasper!

Birthday boy!

Look who rolled in!

Get that man a margarita!

Kayla and Derrick!

Vana, Kayla and Derrick.

Me and Ben!


Burrito bar!

Awwww yeah!

Look at that burrito rainbow! They were delicious.

Kristin and Moss were able to coax a bunch of smiles out of Jasper.

Awwww, sweet boy.

Derrick relaxing in the hammock by the fire.

Accordion tunes!

Ben and Dennis!

The police AND the firemen showed up! EEK! Someone called and complained about our fire. We had to put it out. Boo!

Birthday cake time! I forgot birthday candles, so Dennis had to blow out the citronella.

Make a wish!

Not a great photo, but this cake was AMAZING. It was so moist and chocolatey.

Jasper was being so cute on his way out that he gathered a crowd. He was cooing and cawing and generally making loud adorable baby sounds.

Little baby showoff!

Happy birthday, Dennis! We hope you have a great year!